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When Lynn Barber was sixteen, a stranger in a maroon sports car pulled up beside her as she was on her way home from school and offered her a ride. It was the beginning of a long journey from innocence to precocious experience--an affair with an older man that would change her life. Barber's seducer left her with a taste for luxury hotels and posh restaurants and trips abroad, expensive habits that she managed to support in later life as a successful London journalist whose barbed interviews at once terrorized and fascinated her smart-set subjects.

A poignant, shockingly candid account of the stages in a literary life--from promiscuity at Oxford to a stint at Penthouse to a complex marriage that endured--An Education is a classic of English memoir.


The inspiration for the award-winning motion picture: "Candid, unsentimental and extremely funny. I read it in one glorious go, laughing and crying throughout."--Zoë Heller

About the Author

Lynn Barber studied English at Oxford University. She began her career in journalism at Penthouse, and has since worked for a number of major British newspapers and for Vanity Fair. She has won five British Press Awards and has published two volumes of her celebrated interviews, Mostly Men and Demon Barber.

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labrys, July 30, 2011 (view all comments by labrys)
Delightful memoir, an early chapter of which served as the inspiration for the feature film, "An Education." This quick, charming read spans the arc of Ms Barber's life from early child hood to her husband's decline. Filled with glimpses of early days at Penthouse magazine as well as domestic life and highlights of her journalistic career, this book reads like a novel and is a fun way to spend a short afternoon.
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